Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the USA in easing rigidity with India, Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif stated on Monday.
Addressing the fourth spherical of US-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue in Islamabad, Asif stated Pakistan has all the time most popular a complete dialogue with its South Asian neighbour that would contribute to peace within the area, Radio Pakistan reported.
The dialogue, titled ‘Convergence amid Divergence: Figuring out Pathways to Cooperation in a Difficult Surroundings’, was referred to as to deliberate on methods to ease the pressure in bilateral Pak-US ties.
Commenting on the brand new US strategy for South Asia and the position accorded to India within the coverage, the minister stated US has assured Pakistan that New Delhi’s position in Afghanistan can be restricted to offering financial help to the warfare-torn nation.
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Pakistan has repeatedly expressed concern over India’s position within the US technique, saying its safety considerations within the area ought to be recognised.
Whereas saying his technique for the area, US President Donald Trump had stated the US appreciates India’s essential contributions to Afghan stability. However he additionally lamented that India “makes billions of dollars in commerce with the USA.”
Trump had stated he needed India to offer extra financial help and improvement to Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts have prevented “numerous” militant assaults within the US and Europe, Asif stated, including that Pakistan and US each have a whole lot of work to do in preventing destructive perceptions.
The overseas minister stated self-defence and self-curiosity is Pakistan’s foremost precedence and the nation won’t permit its soil for use towards another nation.
He stated Pakistan is able to prolong all attainable cooperation to realize the aim of peace and stability in Afghanistan. According to the identical efforts, Pakistan has additionally reached out to regional nations and boards like South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation (Saarc).
Saarc must be activated and steps must be taken to advertise commerce within the area which has suffered for lengthy as a consequence of instability in Afghanistan, he stated.
Asif stated intelligence sharing is significant for enhancing border administration with Afghanistan, including that the US ought to share well timed intelligence in order that Pakistan can take motion.
Speaking to reporters, the minister stated variations in Pak-US bilateral ties are solely misconceptions that are being eliminated by continued dialogue.
Asif added that current excessive-degree exchanges between the 2 nations have helped relieve the strain within the relationship.
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